Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (Japanese), Lenne Hardt (English)
The Hero and main character, Musashi is a wannabe samurai warrior who was summoned by Mycella to save Antheum from the evil clutches of Gandrake Enterprises. Along the way, he rescues the mystics and recovers the elemental swords in order to defeat Gandrake.
Awesome by Analysis: He can learn new techniques by observing them in action, though he risks taking a hit from any attack he's focusing on if he stuffs it up. He actually counters moves he's learning with the move he's learning.
BFS: His signature Great Oar, as well as the five elemental swords.
Bridal Carry: He gets to do this to all of the Maidens and Mycella.
Character Development: At first, he's somewhat reluctant about being taken out of his world to save another. Later on, he becomes a Messianic Archetype after spending time with the Mystics, and falling in love with Mycella.
Chaste Hero: He appears to be clueless after Clochette gives him an ambiguous proposition.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the Red (snarky, dual wields, good, and hot-blooded) while Gandrake is the Blue (serious, single longsword-wielding, evil, and cold). It's even lampshaded in the intro video, where they're cloaked in their respective colors during their duel.
Say My Name: In the Japanese version, he instead yells "HIME!" ("princess" in Japanese).
This Is Gonna Suck: One at the beginning, after witnessing the sheer number of platforms with relative guard robots that stands between him and the tower where Mycella is kept. He says the exact same thing near the climax of the game, when he's about to fight Gandrake, who has by then transformed into an Evil TwinMirror Boss of him.
Voiced by: Miwa Kouzuki (Japanese), Jasmine Allen (English)
Antheum's princess, and the one who summoned Musashi in first place. She's kidnapped by Gandrake and must repeatedly be rescued. She develops a crush on Musashi.
Big Good: She is the one responsible for summoning The Hero for help, as well as being Gandrake's main target for use of her powers for world conquest.
Distressed Damsel: She's kidnapped at the very beginning of the game, and the prologue consists of rescuing her.
This happens a total of three times in the game. To list:
1: The beginning of the game, where she is kidnapped by Rothschild and kept at a tower to be saved by Musashi. After the rescue, Musashi and Mycella venture to the peak of the tower, where Mycella gets knocked out and re-kidnapped by Gandrake.
2: During a mission to rescue Maribo from the same tower where Mycella was first kept, Musashi learns from Maribo that the princess is held somewhere else within the same tower. He finds and frees her again, and successfully brings both of them back to Antheum.
3: Later on, Clochette finds Mycella at Antheum, kidnaps her at gunpoint, and sends her to Rampart Isle, the final stage of the game. When Musashi recuses her from there, Mycella even lampshades that this is the third time Musashi had to do so.
Designated Love Interest: Although Musashi has to save multiple girls, Mycella is by far the most important out of them plotwise, and the one Musashi has the most feelings for.
First Girl Wins: She's also the first main female Musashi rescues after her summoning of him.
Disney Death: She was killed by Gandrake & the Archnembulus for assisting Musashi in the final battle. The Anthedon being restored to its full power from all 5 swords allowed it to revive her.
An old humanoid cat who knows the Mystics. He finds Musashi who was summoned by Mycella in the beginning and trains him in the "Way of the Stray Cat". He later appears on Antheum in hes his dojo to give you advice on how to use your elemental attacks and occasionally teach you new techniques.
The Water Maiden, she was kept prisoner in the Roquefort Mine and used as a power source. At first, she's quite hostile and rude to Musashi, even after he's just rescued her and repaired her glasses, and states that they don't need his help. She eventually mellows down and decides to help Musashi.
Blind Without 'Em: So much that she falls asleep without her glasses, and they're made from a very rare material to boot.
Tsundere: Only at first, but quickly grows out of it.
Ungrateful Bitch: After Musashi saved her from the mines, bring her back home and bring her new glasses, the first thing she does is to insult him and say that they can beat Gandrake without his help. After getting into an argument with Musashi over this, she eventually breaks and then gets better once he offers her some prep talk.
Odd Name Out: She's the only Maiden whose name isn't a cheese pun, and she's also the only one whose eye color (yellow) doesn't match her element at all.
Tsundere: Goes into full dere dere mode when you give her the "Champion Belt" from her master, or compliment how she looks in her ceremonial garb.
Would Hurt a Child: She was ready to shank Malbec at one point. In her defense, Malbec is kind of a dick.
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese), Rumiko Varens (English)
The Void Maiden, she left Antheum long ago and was hired by Gandrake. Eventually she's discovered and used for reviving the ancient temple where the Void Sword is kept. She's eventually saved by Musashi and brought back to Antheum.
Dark and Troubled Past: Actually parodied, when Musashi ask her to tell a serious reason why she sided with Gandrake, she pulls out several clichèd excuses.
Ms. Fanservice: The biggest example in the game. She even makes an ambiguous proposition to Musashi at one point...
Slapstick Knows no Gender: After being revealed as the Maiden of the Void, the villains revive the temple her sword is in by strapping her to a wheel-like stone and spinning her like a combination lock. She doesn't take it well.
Walking Spoiler: The sole fact that she was a Maiden that pulled a Face-Heel Turn makes her this. To drive the point home further, she's the only Maiden not labeled as such on other websites, promotional artwork, and even the game's opening, where they all only focused on her being a villain.
The evil president of Gandrake Enterprises, and a powerful swordsman. He's kidnapping the Mystics in order to use their powers to fuel his Nebulite engines and is busy mining as much Nebulite as he can. He's actually revealed to be Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki, dragged into this world by the demon Amestris (trapped within the Archnembulus) in order to free her. He gets totally nebulized by the evil goddess but is defeated by Musashi.
The Director of Administration and leader of Gandrake's Gonin (Gandrake's Five Directors). He's a cold, calculating man who sports a cultured, polite demeanor. He's the one who initially kidnaps Mycella, and is in charge of the Nebulium Tower in Wellspring Woods. He's actually planning to take over Gandrake and even suggests that Musashi join forces with him to do so.
Director of Security. He's one of the strongest Gonin, but sadly not the brightest. He's quick to anger and is the butt of many jokes. However, he admits that he and Glogg form an invincible pair. He's in charge of Mount Terroir.
Director of Intelligence, is a disturbing, quiet cyborg who works for the Gonin. Despite his calm, polite looks, he's a ruthless, bloody killer, and possibly a cannibal. He tries to revive the Temple of the Ancients where the Sword of Void is kept.
A big lava monster and the spirit of Mount Terroir. Mirabo headed there to calm him down, but Riesling kidnapped Mirabo and used her accidentally used her to drive the beast insane, not reading his instructions or knowing that Maribo was needed, too. Moltan must be put back to sleep in order to stop the destruction.
Dishing Out Dirt: There are several stone spikes in his body — posibly his "ribs" — and he can launch them at you.